COP26 a chance to slow commodities-driven deforestation in Southeast Asia

//COP26 a chance to slow commodities-driven deforestation in Southeast Asia

COP26 a chance to slow commodities-driven deforestation in Southeast Asia

The impact of deforestation in Southeast Asia is startling. The region continues to have among the highest rates of deforestation on the planet, having lost 14.5 per cent of forests over the past 15 years. From 2001 to 2019, the Philippines recorded 86 per cent of tree cover loss driven by deforestation.In Indonesia, 74 million hectares of rainforest have been lost in the last 50 years, largely driven by the commodities sector. Meanwhile, Malaysian Borneo has lost forest cover twice as fast as…

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